MPP Oosterhoff Announces Improvements to Long-Term Care Homes in NiagaraPublished on April 16, 2021
Beamsville - MPP Oosterhoff announced today that the Ontario government is investing $7,005,907 in one-time combined federal-provincial funding to improve and make upgrades to long-term care homes in Niagara. The new support is part of a $100 million investment to install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and make retrofits or repairs to fire sprinkler systems, in 95 long-term care homes across the province. These investments will help provide care, comfort and safety to residents.
"This investment will benefit many of the most vulnerable people in our community, providing them with the comfortable and safe living spaces they deserve," said MPP Oosterhoff.
"Our government puts the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the heart of everything we do."
The local projects include:
- The Salvation Army Hon. Ray and Helen Lawson Eventide Home in Niagara Falls, which will receive up to $1,651,32.55.
- Albright Gardens in Beamsville, which will receive up to $4,541,160.
- Shalom Manor in Grimsby, which will receive up to $136,565.
- The United Mennonite Home in Vineland, which will receive up to $1,712,550.
- Tabor Manor in St. Catherines, which will receive up to $50,500.
- Heidehof Home in St. Catherines, which will receive up to $400,000.
"Our Government of Ontario is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in the province like never before," said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care.
"Today's investment in homes across the province is another part of our government’s plan to ensure our loved ones live in comfort and with the safety, dignity and respect they deserve."
This funding is part of a combined federal-provincial investment of up to $1.05 billion to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
In addition to helping communities build the necessary infrastructure to keep Ontario’s long-term care residents, families and staff comfortable and safe, this investment will create hundreds of local construction jobs, and support local businesses and suppliers.